September’s first winner came from Sefton to Liverpool and the winning bond was 409PT785413. The winner bought it in August 2020 and held the maximum £50,000 in premium bonds. September’s second winner came from West Sussex and also held the maximum £50,000 in premium bonds.
Their winning Bond was number 324MB318235 and was purchased in February 2018.
In addition to the two jackpot winners, the September draw saw 10 winners worth £100,000, 20 worth £50,000, 39 worth £25,000, 98 worth £10,000 and 199 worth £5 £000.
The NS&I says there are 4.8 million prizes that have been given out, ranging from £25 to £1,000.
Britons holding premium bonds are urged to check if they have a price they can claim.
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Premium bond prizes have no time limit, so people can claim as far back as the original 1957 draw as long as the bonds are eligible for the draw.
In Sefton, there are currently 10,928 unclaimed prizes worth £359,625, with the largest unclaimed prize being £1,000.
NS&I says this winning premium bond is nearly 20 years old as it was drawn in the September 1994 draw.
The oldest unclaimed prize in Sefton dates from March 1965 with a value of £25.
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In West Sussex there are 39,527 unclaimed prizes worth a total of £1,278,900.
The biggest unclaimed prize is £5,000 and comes from the March 2007 raffle, while the oldest is from April 1962 and is worth £25.
To check if they have won, people can use the prize checker on the NS&I website or the NS&I app on iOS or Android.
People just need to enter their holder number to verify and people can find their holder number on their Bond record or by logging into their account.
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In June of this year, the rate of the Premium Bonds fund rose from 1% to 1.4%.
This meant the odds of each £1 Premium Bond number winning a prize increased from 34,500 to 1 to 24,500 to 1.
This increase in the prize fund means an additional 1.4 million prizes were paid out in June.
The NS&I says the best way to make sure someone doesn’t miss claiming their prize is to have it paid directly into their bank account or have it automatically reinvested in more premium bonds.